When we get in a new fabric type we love to send it to our amazing promoter team to try it out, our new Hanfleur Chenille was no exception! This fabric has a gorgeous texture to it as well as just a hint of shine to give it added depth. It is also very soft and has beautiful drape.
Keep in mind that this fabric is a loose weave and some care needs to be taken when sewing so that it doesn't unravel with wear. We recommend using a lightning stitch on your standard machine to construct and then finishing the seam with either a serge edge or a wide zigzag. The image below shows the lightning stitch with a serged edge to finish.
Our promoter team has once again knocked it out of the park with lots of gorgeous inspiration for you! Take a look and let us know which is your favorite!
Burgundy - Dana
I hacked the Ellie and Mac Going Home Sweater to have bishop sleeves to recreate a RTW dress. I liked how the chenille had a little bit of shine to it and thought it would make a pretty party dress that’s also cozy and warm.
Noir - Christina
I made a P4P Cocoon Cardi. I really like how this fabric is on the dressier side, so I thought it would be nice to have something oversized and comfy with a fancier look.
Macaroon - Amanda
This is my first Trish Newbery Designs Lydia's Winter sweater! This pattern has the relaxed fit that I think is best suited for this fabric. Because Chenille doesn't have great recovery, I chose to add clear elastic to the shoulder seams and neckband (which I stitched under). I think it was a good choice to reinforce because I haven't had any unwanted growth while wearing! The subtle sheen in the Chenille really makes my new sweater shine!
French Olive - Sarah
I made the Ellie and Mac Fall in Love sweater. I wanted a classic sweater that could be dressed up or dressed down. I used a triple stitch to sew my pieces together and then went back over the edges with my serger. I also chose to cut my bands just a tad bigger than the pattern stated to account for the lack of stretch. So far it’s held up beautifully.
Golden Mast - Kyema
I made the DIBY Adrienne in mustard. This fabric is surprisingly warm and has a wonderful sheen and body that creates a unique look and is perfect for a holiday sweater.
Strawberry Wine - Erin
I love it when Kayla surprises me with colors to try that are out of my normal comfort zone! The Strawberry Wine is a stunning color and made the perfect sweater for our small family Thanksgiving this year. I decided to sew up a Toaster Sweater from Sew House Seven. I added about 2.5" of length to it as I am 5'-8'' and the pattern is intended as a more cropped fit and I prefer a bit longer.